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Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience. (Quote by - Adam Smith)

Virtue is its own reward. There's a pleasure in doing good which sufficiently pays itself. (Quote by - Sir John Vanbrugh)

Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue. (Quote by - John Kenneth Galbraith)

Virtue is not the absense of vices or the avoidance of moral dangers; virtue is a vivid and separate thing, like pain or a particular smell. (Quote by - G. K. Chesterton)

It is a revenge the devil sometimes takes upon the virtuous, that he entraps them by the force of the very passion they have suppressed and think themselves superior to. (Quote by - George Santayana)

Nature does not loathe virtue: it is unaware of its existence. (Quote by - Françoise Mallet-Joris)

Man cannot be uplifted; he must be seduced into virtue. (Quote by - Don Marquis)

And be on they guard against the good and the just! They would fain curcify those who devise their own virtue -- they hate the lonesome ones. (Quote by - Fredrich Nietzsche)

To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness. (Quote by - Confucius)

The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort. (Quote by - Confucius)

Simplicity, clarity, singleness: these are the attributes that give our lives power and vividness and joy. (Quote by - Richard Halloway)

Blushing is the color of virtue. (Quote by - Diogenes)

Virtue is insufficient temptation. (Quote by - George Bernard Shaw)

Be good and you will be lonesome. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because its excesses are not subject to the restraints of conscience. (Quote by - Albert J. Nock)

Virtue is a state of war, and to live in it we have always to combat with ourselves. (Quote by - Jean Jacques Rousseau)

The only reward of virtue is virtue. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Virtue treads paths that end not in the grave. (Quote by - James Russell Lowell)

That virtue we appreciate is as much ours as another's. We see so much only as we possess. (Quote by - Henry David Thoreau)

The person who talks most of his own virtue is often the least virtuous. (Quote by - Jawaharlal Nehru)

If you can be well without health, you may be happy without virtue. (Quote by - Edmund Burke)

Virtue must be valuable, if men and women of all degrees pretend to have it. (Quote by - Ed Howe)

Virtue consists, not in abstaining from vice, but in not desiring it. (Quote by - George Bernard Shaw)


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